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Cornelia Aten

 In Loving Memory of  Cornelia Aten (nee Pater) Who died February 26, 2019                      Mom, Mother, Oma, we all miss you and think of you often,                             you were and are loved.  Born in Veenendaal, Netherlands on October
In Loving Memory of Cornelia Aten (nee Pater) Who died February 26, 2019 Mom, Mother, Oma, we all miss you and think of you often, you were and are loved. Born in Veenendaal, Netherlands on October 13, 1934, 'Corrie' moved to P.E.I. to a farm on the Union Road in 1953 with her parents, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. While not happy with the move at first, Corrie then met her future husband Cornelis 'Kees' Aten (from Woormerveer, Holland) who was also living on P.E.I. They were married April 12, 1957 and the next day moved to a farm in Springvale P.E.I. They worked hard without modern conveniences we take for granted today. Corrie loved to work, both in home and on the farm. She was a fantastic cook, seamstress and produced beautiful needlework. Her happy place was at home where she kept beautiful dishes, furniture and antiques she and Kees found at sales and auctions, but her love was farming, she worked milking cows twice a day, seven days a week until she was 78. In later years, Corrie and Kees traveled but he usually had to convince her to do so. While she always enjoyed the trips, she thought often about the farm and was happiest returning home. Corrie was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease late in life which slowed her but didn't stop her. She loved to work the vegetable garden, bake, make yogurt and bottle jam. Corrie and her loving husband Kees were able to live comfortably in their own home until the last few days of her life. On behalf of her children John, Gordon, Alan and Jane along with her grandchildren and family we miss you.

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